June 25, 2016

Book Spotlight - Ghost Fleet: A Novel of the Next World War

Ghost Fleet: A Novel of the Next World War

by P. W. Singer and August Cole

If you enjoy thrillers, then check out the new suspense novel Ghost Fleet: A Novel of the Next World War by P.W. Singer and August Cole. I recently received this copy from Mariner Books and wanted to share the details on these authors' debut novel.

Official Summary:

What will World War III look like?

Ghost Fleet is a page-turning imagining of a war set in the not-too-distant future. Navy captains battle through a modern-day Pearl Harbor; fighter pilots duel with stealthy drones; teenage hackers fight in digital playgrounds; Silicon Valley billionaires mobilize for cyber-war; and a serial killer carries out her own vendetta. Ultimately, victory will depend on who can best blend the lessons of the past with the weapons of the future. But what makes the story even more notable is that every trend and technology in book—no matter how sci-fi it may seem—is real.

The debut novel by two leading experts on the cutting edge of national security, Ghost Fleet has drawn praise as a new kind of technothriller while also becoming the new “must-read” for military leaders around the world.

Author Bios:

P. W. Singer is Strategist at New America and a consultant for the U.S. military, the intelligence community, and Hollywood. His award-winning nonfiction books include the New York Times bestseller Wired for War.

August Cole is a writer, analyst, and consultant, and a former defense industry reporter for the Wall Street Journal. He is an Atlantic Council nonresident senior fellow, focusing on using narrative fiction to explore the future of warfare.

Book Trailer:

You can watch the official book trailer below:


I haven't yet read the novel, but early reviews for Ghost Fleet highly praising it as a page-turner. Here are just a few tidbits of what they're writing about the novel:

Ghost Fleet is a thrilling trip through a terrifyingly plausible tomorrow. This is not just an excellent book, but an excellent book by those who know what they are talking about. Prepare to lose some sleep. - D.B. Weiss, Writer and Executive Producer of HBO's "Game of Thrones"

Ghost Fleet is a page-turner filled with thrills and chills, but it is also more than that. Drawn from real world trends in cyber tech, intelligence, and defense, Ghost Fleet offers a haunting glimpse into our future that you’ll find hard to forget. - Nina Jacobson, Producer of The Hunger Games

Some may compare this thriller to those of Tom Clancy, but in addition to packing a hefty punch of adrenaline it is much more accurate. - Military Times

What makes GHOST FLEET so scary – and so compelling – is how real it feels. Want to see the future of national security? Get ready. - Brad Meltzer, Author of The Fifth Assassin

It’s a page turner…Thoughtful, strategic and relevant. - Admiral Jonathan Greenert, 30th Chief of Naval Operations, US Navy

Ghost Fleet brings back memories of Tom Clancy’s technical savvy with the human touch of Herman Wouk. - Max Brooks, Author of World War Z

If you’ve been looking for a smart update to Tom Clancy, this is for you. - Foreign Policy

What do you think? Does Ghost Fleet sound like the type of book you'd want to read?

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